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Shimpo Whisper RK-3E/VL Direct Drive Potter's Throwing Wheel

£1,557.50 GBP

Shimpo Whisper RK-3E/VL Direct Drive Potter's Throwing Wheel


The Shimpo RK3E VL Whisper represents the next generation of potter's wheels and is the flagship of the Shimpo range. Responsive and powerful, offering high torque at all speeds. With an operating volume of only 30 decibels this wheel is by far the quietest on the market.

The Shimpo Whisper potter's wheels feature the following:

  • Brushless DC motor - Smooth, quiet (30 decibels) powerful, no maintenance
  • Electronic Controller - Actively maintains your desired speed under all load conditions
  • Reversibility: Accommodates right and left-hand users
  • Built-In Breaker: Motor protected from overload
  • Wheelhead: Turns Freely at 0 RPM - serves as a banding wheel
  • Very low operating costs
  • Two-Piece Splashpan
  • Two year warranty for peace of mind

The flagship Shimpo Whisper RK3E VL potter's wheel features:

  • Robust cast alloy remote foot pedal (detachable)
  • Adjustable telescopic legs with 5 settings to accomodate all throwing positions (extension legs available)
  • Three-leg design offers easy levelling and stability. 
  • Large 14" Aluminimum alloy wheelhead (Wheel pins, Batt systems & batts available)
  • Built-in worktable for tools and pots
  • Modular design for compact storage
  • Powerful drive capable of centring up to 45kg (100lbs) of clay


The Shimpo RK3E VL Potter's Wheel features a powerful 1/2HP (400W) motor (AC230V 50Hz single phase)

Drive System: Direct Drive DC Brushless Motor
Speed Control: Remote Foot Pedal
Wheelhead Speed: 0-250RPM
Wheelhead Direction: Clockwise/counter
Wheelhead: 350mm/14" light alloy casting

Approximate Dimensions (mm):

Shimpo RK-3E Dimensions

Weight 54kg
Ship weight 61kg

**This product may be harmful to a person who has a pacemaker. Serious injury or death could occur. Consult a physician before using.**